RideLondon Venue Manager

Agencies Federations & Major Events Education & Charities
London , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
25 / 02

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, the role is focused on the operational planning and delivery for the start and finish venues for RideLondon.

Fixed Term Contract

Full description

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, the role is focused on the operational planning and delivery for the start and finish venues for RideLondon.

Working closely with the Senior Operations Manager, Production Manager, a range of company-wide functional areas and the RideLondon Programme Manager to plan, manage and co-ordinate a diverse range of tasks and resources to ensure the safe and successful delivery of RideLondon.

The key roles and responsibilities:

  • Leading on Venue stakeholder planning with The Royal Parks, TfL, LLDC to gain suitable licencing and local permissions
  • Work with the Operations Team to produce detailed planning documentation and CAD plans for the venues
  • Develop production schedules for the technical delivery of the event venues
  • Work with the Workforce Team to scope and define briefing for workforce roles
  • Working with Health and Safety contractors for staff and participant safety
  • Provide up to date reports on event progress with RideLondon Technical Director
  • Work closely with the Logistics Team to ensure equipment is procured and distributed
  • Managing contracts with suppliers and operational budgets
  • Work closely with the Logistics Team to ensure equipment is procured and distributed
  • Oversee a team during live time to ensure that all venues are managed successfully
  • Assist to co-ordinate TV logistics planning with sport, branding and TV Production teams in venue
  • Co-ordinate and work closely with the Marcoms and Sponsorship teams
  • Work closely with the event production manager on Branding overlay across venue
  • Feed in to event debriefs and collate feedback from defined areas of responsibility

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • Proven experience as a Venue Manager for a large scale mass participation event, within a Royal Park or a similar prestigious venue.
  • Proven Experience of large and complex event builds working to tight times scales
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Confident and able to work autonomously
  • Experience in project planning and stakeholder experience within a venue
  • Experience with Health and Safety principles and hold an IOSH qualification
  • A working knowledge of CDM regulations
  • Experience with managing budgets and negotiating contracts
  • Knowledge of Crowd Management and extensive event time experience
  • Hands on experience in delivering iconic televised events
  • Previous experience in leading and managing a team
  • Proven ability of clear, efficient, and effective decision making skills, including when under pressure

We are looking for someone who is highly organised, with a broad skillset and a creative thinker, who has the ability to multitask. This role requires a candidate with a very positive and enthusiastic attitude with a genuine interest innovative event production and a desire to develop their career.

You will be expected to work some evenings and weekends when necessary at our events.

What do we have on offer?

  • 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays (unless an event is taking place)
  • Office closure days
  • On site bike storage and showers
  • Involvement behind the scenes on event days
  • 8% Company pension scheme

At London Marathon Events we’re an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and we’re committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all. Our decisions respect all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, social or political belief or world view. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented within London Marathon Events.

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